University of Minnesota Morris announces first appointed chair

The University of Minnesota Morris is proud to announce a new, privately funded, appointed faculty position to help recruit and retain faculty at the University. The Morton Gneiss Chair in Environmental Sciences will provide financial support to UMN Morris for the recruitment, support and retention of outstanding professors in the …

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Planet Earth – WorldAtlas

The Earth is a celestial object and one of the components of the solar system. It is the third planet from the Sun, and the only celestial object capable of supporting life. Earth is the 6th largest object in the solar system, with an average radius of 6,371 kilometers, and …

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Carbon cycle – WorldAtlas

Carbon is one of the many natural elements that can be found on and in the Earth. It is one of the most abundant elements after hydrogen, helium and oxygen, and is an integral part of all human, animal and plant life. Carbon is particularly important in biology because it …

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Climate crisis tipped Earth’s rotation, study finds

PA Images A study found that the ongoing climate crisis has caused the Earth’s axis to shift. This change is believed to be the result of the planet’s glaciers melting due to global warming, demonstrating the devastating impact humans continue to have on Earth. Previously, only natural factors such as …

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Central University of Punjab hosted international quiz competition and webinar to mark Earth Day 2021

The Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) under the patronage of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Raghavendra P. Tiwari, celebrated International Earth Day by organizing an international quiz and a special conference on “How to develop a resilient society earthquakes ”. The keynote speaker for this program was internationally renowned geophysicist Padma …

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Geomojis translates geoscience into any language

The newly created pictograms aim to easily communicate geoscientific and geo-hazardous terms. By Megan Sever Emojis are pictograms used to convey specific messages. They have the same basic meaning in any language: a smile means a smile. What if geoscience fields could create their own pictograms that anyone, anywhere could …

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How a German engineer pioneered aerial photography

German engineer Alfred Maul received his patent entitled “Rocket Camera for Taking Pictures” on April 19, 1904. Although Maul did not gain much from these ideas, he was surely at the forefront of photography. Aerial. Join ASGanesh as he tells you more about Maul and his attempts to click pictures …

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Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction

Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction by Sarah Derouin Thursday February 15th, 2018 The frequent impacts of large meteorites during the Hadean Aeon may have caused temporary episodes of subduction and active plate tectonics on Earth. Credit: Conceptual Imagery Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Earth …

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Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents

Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents by Timothy Oleson Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 Earth and Venus were probably much more tectonically similar billions of years ago, when massive impact meteorites could have triggered the creation of an early continental crust, according to a new study. Credit: VL Hansen, Lithosphere, …

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5.1 Quake Rattles Atlantic; No threat of tsunami

The strong earthquake was located near the equator in the Atlantic Ocean. Image: USGS A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck a few moments ago under the central Atlantic Ocean; fortunately, there is no threat of a tsunami. The strong earthquake took place at an epicenter about 6 miles deep, located at …

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Reed College | Reed Magazine

The Environmental Studies program currently offers more than two dozen courses. Here is a small sample. April 9, 2021 Bio 303 – Leaves with landscapes This field course examines the structure, function, diversity and underlying ecology of the forests of the Pacific Northwest. Students go into the forest to explore …

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Semi-brittle seismic deformation in the high temperature mantle mylonite shear zone along the Romanche transform fault

Abstract Ocean transformation faults, a key component of plate tectonics, represent first-order discontinuities along mid-ocean ridges, host large earthquakes, and induce extreme thermal gradients in the lithosphere. However, the thermal structure along transformation faults and its effects on generating earthquakes are poorly understood. We report here the presence of a …

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The Deep-time Digital Earth program: data-dri

image: DDE aims to harmonize Earth’s deep-time data based on a knowledge system to study the evolution of Earth, including life, Earth materials, geography and climate. Integrated methods include artificial intelligence (AI), high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, semantic web, natural language processing, and other methods. seen Following Credit: @Science …

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The four spheres of the earth

The earth can be divided into one of the four main subsystems, namely: earth, water, air and all living things. These categories are called spheres and are the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, respectively. The first three of these spheres are abiotic, meaning that they are not living things, while …

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WonderWorks unveils new STEM exhibit in Panama City Beach

PANAMA CITY BEACH – A new interactive exhibit focusing on the layers of Earth’s “spheres” opened at WonderWorks Panama City Beach on April 2. “We are delighted with this new exhibit which will help us better understand the planet,” said Michael Walsingham, Managing Director, in a press release. “Our mission …

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Gresham Yacht Design’s Hydrosphere Glass Lift

There is now a whole new way to explore the depths of the sea thanks to the concept of Gresham Yacht Design called “Hydrosphere”. The new concept was recently unveiled and will transform any luxury yacht into an underwater aquarium allowing you to create your own personal aquarium experience without …

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Designing livable cities for our future climate

Imagine looking up from your desktop at a mini monarch butterfly sanctuary. You walk the halls of the building where a cool breeze is sucked in from outside and stroll through the lush green park built on the roof of your metro station to bring the train home. An office …

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Fleet of oceanic robots, buoys, ready to deploy

What has been described as the first multi-million pound fleet of innovative and interconnected marine technology is expected to be deployed off Plymouth, UK soon, according to Plymouth Marine Laboratory, a marine research institute. An 8.5-meter-high stand-alone data buoy featuring an array of on-board sensors will soon be deployed at …

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Aging satellite reveals Earth’s inner structure

The European Space Agency’s GOCE mission ended more than seven years ago, but scientists are still discovering substantial discoveries from gravity data from the retired satellite – allowing us to dive deep into the interior of the Earth and learn what makes him tick. Scientists have combined GOCE data with …

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A revolution is underway in Earth system science

Photo: USGS. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the earth sciences were primarily used as a tool for exploiting natural resources. Towards the end of this period, industrial production increased 13-fold and energy consumption 16-fold, with a concomitant increase in water consumption by a factor of 7. The resulting industrial …

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Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog »Blog Archive Implications for human health: Soil erosion linked to glyphosate releases toxic pesticides from the soil

(Beyond pesticides, March 4, 2021) A new study finds that the use of glyphosate stimulates soil erosion, responsible for the release of the banned toxic pesticide, chlordecone (Kepone), used in banana production. For years, an unknown source of pollution has permanently contaminated the surrounding waters of the islands of the …

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PureAcre launches Augere for efficient nitrogen use in row crops

ARGYLE, Texas – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – PureAcre â„¢ launched its first product for row crop farmers. Augere is a soil amendment that increases nutrient uptake when added to liquid fertilizers, such as UAN (Ammonium Urea Nitrate) and starter fertilizers. The agricultural input is fed by the company’s proprietary transporter, OpusMAX, …

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What subduction teaches about smart design

Photo credit: USGS via Unsplash. My doctoral research focused on the tectonic history of early plates on Earth. Plate tectonics involves the movement of plates on the earth’s surface. It is believed to be driven by subduction, where one plate plunges into the mantle under another plate. Typically, this involves …

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Mark Torres wins the Clarke Prize from the Geochemical Society

PICTURE: Mark Torres with water samples taken from the Icelandic river Efri Haukadalsá in 2016. see After Credit: Photo by Woodward Fisher HOUSTON – (February 12, 2021) – Rice University’s Mark Torres has won the Geochemical Society’s highest honor for early career scientists, the FW Clarke Award, becoming the fourth …

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Lake County News, California – Space News: NASA and International Partners Assess Mars Ice Mapping Mission and Guide Science Priorities

NASA and three international partners have signed a declaration of intent to advance a possible robotic ice-mapping mission to Mars, which could help identify abundant and accessible ice for future candidate landing sites on the Red Planet. . NASA and three international partners have signed a declaration of intent to …

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NASA and international partners to study Mars Ice Mapper mission

WASHINGTON – NASA and three international partners have signed a cooperation agreement on a proposed mission to search for ice deposits beneath the surface of Mars, the precursor of human missions there. In a February 3 statement, NASA said it has signed a “declaration of intent” with the Canadian Space …

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Face masks to bring the roads back to life

Australian researchers say they have shown that single-use disposable face masks can be used successfully in recycled concrete aggregate for paving roads. The new road building material is a mix of shredded used face masks and processed construction rubble developed at RMIT University. The mixture meets civil engineering safety standards, …

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How to use the term hydrospatial?

Mathias Jonas, Secretary General of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), was forced to question the term “hydrospatial” and its place in the language of the hydrographic community. During a roundtable at the Canadian Hydrographic Conference in Quebec in February 2020, I was faced with the question of whether the term …

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There could be water on all the rocky planets

If you asked someone with reasonable scientific knowledge how the Earth got its water, they would probably tell you that it came from asteroids – or maybe also comets and planetesimals – that crashed into our planet in its infancy. There are details, nuances, and uncertainties surrounding this idea, but …

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Towards resilience in the face of extreme water-related events

© Elen33 Dr Anjuli S. Bamzai, NSF Division Director for Atmospheric and Geospatial Sciences and Ms Elizabeth Zelenski, Staff Member, NSF Deputy Director’s Office for Geosciences, explain research on extreme water events that have profound implications for society Hurricanes, droughts, floods and hailstorms. These disastrous natural events are the flip …

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Monsoon and our cities sinking

On May 20, 2020, in what is emerging as a semi-annual environmental ritual, a super cyclone swept through the Bengal Delta, shattering the dikes of the Sundarbans and submerging large swathes of Calcutta. The winds and tides that accompany these super cyclones have a curious way of highlighting how deeply …

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Will AI cross the proverbial chasm? Algorithm solves practical pitfalls of machine learning

“A lot of people in universities aren’t very good at software engineering,” says Kenny Daniel, co-founder and chief technology officer of cloud computing startup Algorithmia. “I’ve always had more software engineering skills.” That’s, in a nutshell, what makes Seattle-based six-year-old Algorithmia uniquely focused in a world overrun with machine learning …

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Here are some of the best watches of 2020, according to experts

Each year, the watchmaking industry is celebrated with great fanfare at an award ceremony called the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (or GPHG). It’s more or less akin to the Oscars of watchmaking. For 2020, there are 84 nominees in 14 categories, many of which are somewhat esoteric. So, let’s …

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NASA Selects SSAI for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysical Support Services Contract

NASA Selects SSAI for Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Geophysical Support Services Contract Press release from: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Posted: Thursday January 30th 2020 NASA selected Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) for the Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Geophysics (HBG) Support Services contract at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The …

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SSAI secures potential NASA scientific research support of $ 425 million IDIQ

Science Systems and Applications Inc. has been awarded a potential five-year, $ 425 million contract to support scientific research activities within a subdivision of the Goddard Space Flight Center focused on the hydrosphere, biosphere and geophysics. SSAI will work with the Goddard HBG subdivision to apply observations and technology platforms …

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The UN confirms the ocean is fucked up

The ocean is not doing well. The seas, which contain approximately 332,519,000 cubic miles of water, heat, rise, acidify and lose oxygen. And a new comprehensive UN climate special report, released Wednesday, presents an encyclopedic review of how the Earth’s oceans and ice caps have been altered as the world …

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Aquatic voyages through the hydrosphere

Posted on July 2, 2019 through CNRM On May 2, 2019, we did a My Water Journey activity. The purpose of this activity was for us to understand how water moves through the hydrosphere. We wanted to do this project because it would allow us to better understand the project …

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Reservoir Watches presents its first diver’s watch with the Hydrosphere collection | Viewing time

Although Tank watches has been around since 2015, my first experience with the brand was at Baselworld 2018, where I was struck by the brand’s all-or-nothing approach to watchmaking. Each timepiece produced by Reservoir is focused on a duel complication setup for time display. The hours are indicated via a …

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Reframing Sensitivity Analysis in Earth System Models

Source: Water Resources Research The Earth is a dynamic system made up of interconnected components including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Due to the inherent complexity of this system, computer models with tens to hundreds of parameters are needed to unravel the interactions that occur between these domains and …

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Lesson Plan: Major Earth Systems

Topic: Science Class: 5 Objective of the lesson: Understand and demonstrate how the major Earth systems interact with each other Next Generation Scientific Standard: 5-ESS2-1. Develop a model using an example to describe the interactions between the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and / or atmosphere. Materials: Entrance: To say: What is …

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Radiocarbon in the oceans – Eos

Radiocarbon dating is a technique used in various disciplines, including environmental science and archaeology. In the geosciences, the processes by which radiocarbon is produced and cycled in the oceans, atmosphere, and biosphere are widely understood, but there is significant variability in radiocarbon concentrations over space and time. In an article …

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What is the hydrosphere and where is it?

Our Earth is truly a “Water World”. What is the hydrosphere? According to the definition as used in physical geography, the hydrosphere is the collective mass of water found on, above, and below the Earth’s surface. It includes both the world’s marine and freshwater resources and encompasses oceans, rivers, lakes, …

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Advancing a Multisphere Approach to Third Pole Research

Known in China as the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau or Qingzang Plateau, the Tibetan Plateau covers Qinghai Province and the Tibetan Autonomous Region (or Xizang) of China. Dubbed the third pole, the extended plateau region spans more than 5 million square kilometers, with an average elevation of around 4,000 meters above sea …

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What are Earth System Studies?

ESS delves into the complex interplay of Earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, biosphere and magnetosphere. What is SSE? Basic systems science, studied and developed at all educational levels, and fundamental science practices have found application in Earth System Science (ESS). The interactions between water, ice, rock, living things and …

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Visualize Earth systems this week! | Earth

See this moving wind map here. It’s really cool ! Earth Science Week is an event organized by the American Geosciences Institute to promote understanding and stewardship of the Earth. The theme of this year’s event is “Visualizing Earth Systems”. The event runs from October 11-17, 2015. There are many …

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